The 100 most visited countries in the world

More than 1 billion and half of international tourists travel to all continents of the world every year.

Find out here which are the most popular and visited countries in the world according to the World Tourism Organization data.

The statistical data is valid vor 2019 year. For 2020 the data will become available in the first quarter of 2021. Obviously, the rating will undergo considerable changes following the impact of the Covid pandemic. Follow this article and our blog to stay up to date.

Traditionally the first three most popular countries are France, Spain and the United States of America.

Most dynamically growing number of tourists arrivals is in Thailand, mostly conditioned by the massive expansion of Asian low cost carriers and the reduction of airline tickets prices.

The 100 most visited countries in the world

# Country Region Tourists/year
1 France Western Europe 89,400,000
2 Spain Southern Europe 82,773,000
3 United States Northern America 79,618,000
4 China Eastern Asia 62,900,000
5 Italy Southern Europe 62,146,000
6 Turkey Western Asia 45,768,000
7 Mexico Central America 41,447,000
8 Germany Western Europe 38,881,000
9 Thailand South-Eastern Asia 38,277,000
10 United Kingdom Northern Europe 36,316,000
11 Japan Eastern Asia 31,192,000
12 Austria Western Europe 30,816,000
13 Greece Southern Europe 30,123,000
14 Hong Kong Eastern Asia 29,263,000
15 Malaysia South-Eastern Asia 25,832,000
16 Russia Eastern Europe 24,551,000
17 Portugal Southern Europe 22,800,000
18 Canada Northern America 21,134,000
19 Poland Eastern Europe 19,623,000
20 Netherlands Western Europe 19,014,000
21 Macau Eastern Asia 18,493,000
22 India Southern Asia 17,427,000
23 Hungary Eastern Europe 17,152,000
24 Croatia Southern Europe 16,645,000
25 United Arab Emirates Western Asia 15,920,000
26 Vietnam South-Eastern Asia 15,498,000
27 South Korea Eastern Asia 15,347,000
28 Saudi Arabia Western Asia 15,293,000
29 Singapore South-Eastern Asia 14,673,000
30 Ukraine Eastern Europe 14,207,000
31 Czech Republic Eastern Europe 13,665,000
32 Indonesia South-Eastern Asia 13,396,000
33 Morocco Northern Africa 12,289,000
34 Denmark Northern Europe 11,743,000
35 Switzerland Western Europe 11,715,000
36 Egypt Northern Africa 11,346,000
37 Taiwan Eastern Asia 11,067,000
38 South Africa Southern Africa 10,472,000
39 Ireland Northern Europe 10,338,000
40 Bulgaria Eastern Europe 9,273,000
41 Australia Oceania 9,246,000
42 Belgium Western Europe 9,154,000
43 Tunisia Northern Africa 8,299,000
44 Iran Southern Asia 7,295,000
45 Philippines South-Eastern Asia 7,129,000
46 Sweden Northern Europe 7,054,000
47 Argentina South America 6,942,000
48 Brazil South America 6,621,000
49 Dominican Republic Americas, Caribbean 6,569,000
50 Norway Northern Europe 6,252,000
51 Cambodia South-Eastern Asia 6,201,000
52 Chile South America 5,723,000
53 Slovakia Eastern Europe 5,415,000
54 Albania Southern Europe 5,340,000
55 Georgia Western Asia 4,757,000
56 Cuba Americas, Caribbean 4,684,000
57 Kyrgyzstan Central Asia 4,568,000
58 Slovenia Southern Europe 4,425,000
59 Peru South America 4,419,000
60 Bahrain Western Asia 4,372,000
61 Jordan Western Asia 4,150,000
62 Israel Western Asia 4,121,000
63 Cyprus Southern Europe 3,939,000
64 Colombia South America 3,898,000
65 Laos South-Eastern Asia 3,770,000
66 New Zealand Oceania 3,686,000
67 Myanmar South-Eastern Asia 3,551,000
68 Uruguay South America 3,469,000
69 Estonia Northern Europe 3,234,000
70 Finland Northern Europe 3,221,000
71 Puerto Rico Americas, Caribbean 3,068,000
72 Andorra Southern Europe 3,042,000
73 Costa Rica Central America 3,017,000
74 Kazakhstan Central Asia 2,991,000
75 Lithuania Northern Europe 2,825,000
76 Romania Eastern Europe 2,797,000
77 Azerbaijan Western Asia 2,606,000
78 Malta Southern Europe 2,599,000
79 Zimbabwe Eastern Africa 2,567,000
80 Jamaica Americas, Caribbean 2,473,000
81 Algeria Northern Africa 2,451,000
82 Ecuador South America 2,429,000
83 Oman Western Asia 2,372,000
84 Iceland Northern Europe 2,344,000
85 Sri Lanka Southern Asia 2,334,000
86 Belarus Eastern Europe 2,142,000
87 Montenegro Southern Europe 2,077,000
88 Ivory Coast Western Africa 1,965,000
89 Lebanon Western Asia 1,964,000
90 Latvia Northern Europe 1,946,000
91 Uganda Eastern Africa 1,850,000
92 Qatar Western Asia 1,819,000
93 Nicaragua Central America 1,787,000
94 Guatemala Central America 1,781,000
95 Panama Central America 1,779,000
96 Serbia Southern Europe 1,711,000
97 El Salvador Central America 1,677,000
98 Armenia Western Asia 1,652,000
99 Bahamas Americas, Caribbean 1,627,000
100 Guam Oceania, Micronesia 1,552,000